Every New Adventure Begins with Goodbye

It is with somewhat of a heavy heart that I am posting today to inform all of you of my resignation from Group Fit classes at The EDGE. My last day will be 11/12/15. I will however, continue to teach private sessions as part of the Personal Training department of The EDGE. These sessions are held individually, with couples, or in small groups. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities please contact me for further information.

Please know the past few weeks have been a difficult time for me as I deliberated the direction of my yoga path and whether it would be best served staying with the EDGE’s Group Fit Department or moving onto new opportunities with private clients.

I can assure you that The EDGE is actively working on finding a replacement as they have no intention of cancelling these existing classes. The plan is to continue offering them at the same day, same time, same location, just with a different teacher.

Thanks so much to everyone who has joined me through my years at The EDGE. It is the personal relationships we have established and fostered that have made this such a difficult decision. Please know that each of these connections, with all of you, have also helped me grow and learn more than you and I both will likely ever know.

Goodbye, for now, in this capacity…remembering that every new adventure begins with goodbye.

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~

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The Summit

Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci

 

As one of the final weekends of the summer approaches, ask yourself: Where do you long to return?  We built the memory of hiking with my son this summer.  We’ve summited three different mountains.  He is content.  He is happy.  He is excited to go back each time.  Being there with him in turn makes me content and happy, appreciating the stillness we share.  This quote has resonated with me since I came across it.

So again I ask, where do you long to return?  Stop thinking about it.  Stop talking about it.  Go there and appreciate it.

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~

Solitude

Solitude: the time you take to rebalance.  For many of us contemplators, soul-searchers and the like, this may mean finding a quiet place to focus on our thoughts, allowing room for clarity.  But the place and time you take to rebalance may take many forms.  Some may go for a walk or a run; maybe thirty minutes or maybe thirty miles.  Some may write; maybe a best-selling novel or maybe a letter they will never send.  Just as others may dance where no one can see them, take a bath or sit in complete silence.

Top of Algonquin Mountain – Second highest peak in the Adirondacks

But I believe at the core of our solitude we are all taking time to meditate.  Finding solitude in your day, month or year is not about being lonely.  It is your time for self-reflection where you develop new ways of looking at ideas that were once hard to grasp or understand.  This same merit I find in meditation.  During meditation I give myself time to contemplate what I have done and whether I want to continue that in the future; I find stillness, helping to free myself from the barrage of outside stimuli; and most importantly, I take time to recognize the small moments that make up my day, which may have gone unnoticed otherwise.

I know how overwhelming the smallest decision can seem at times.  I know how hard I must work to remove judgment and embrace compassion, my “humble” aspirations.  Taking time for solitude and meditation are two of the strongest tools I continually employ, creating space to breathe a little easier while also working towards realizing these goals.  You too?

~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~